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Greg Meyer, 37

Partner, Harness Dickey & Pierce, St. Louis

Practice areas: Intellectual property

Law school: Saint Louis University

Representing household names from MasterCard to Monsanto, Greg Meyer is no stranger to big name clients, but he says his favorite moments still come when he shows an inventor his patent application and they say “Wow, you got it!” or “How did you describe my invention like that?”

This electrical engineering graduate has been honored for his work on everything from trademarks to trade secrets. Meyer was named a partner at his firm in 2015 where he plays a leadership role on its Technology Advancement Committee.

“Greg’s attention to detail and his expert written and oral communication skills make him an informed advocate for his clients and an inspiration to his younger colleagues,” writes his nominator.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

My transition from engineering to the legal profession was prompted by my passion for technology. As a design engineer for a company, I was more limited in the types of technologies that I experienced. My transition to the legal profession has allowed me to experience not only a wider range of technologies, but also the inventors who talk so passionately about what they’ve accomplished.

What advice do you have for young lawyers?

Find something you like. I was lucky enough to find the area of law that suits me best, from both a skills and interest standpoint. I have known other lawyers who have not found that niche, which makes an already difficult profession that much harder. Keep looking until your find your niche.

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